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Doctor insights on: Psoriatic Arthritis With Raynaud Phenomenon

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My 18 year old daughter has Raynauds and psoriatic arthritis. Is there a connection?

My 18 year old daughter has Raynauds and psoriatic arthritis. Is there a connection?

Possibly: Raynaud phenomenon can occur in the absence of known illness. It has also been linked to more than a dozen aliments, many of which have an auto immune feature like psoriatic arthritis.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What is psoriatic arthritis?

What is psoriatic arthritis?

Common!: Perphaps 20-30% of psoriasis patients develop arthritis. So having a strong family history for both psoriasis and arthritis are very important rheumatology questions to ask! I believe it is more common than rheumatoid arthritis. This is true in my practice. Over halp of my patients with psoriatic arthritis do not know they have it, until a thorough investigation for hidden spots identifies it!

Dr. Alfred Kim Dr. Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
12 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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What is the va rating for psoriatic arthritis?

What is the va rating for psoriatic arthritis?

Need military lawyer: So from what I understand, psoriatic arthritis is under dc 5009, which is based off of dc 5002. In layman's terms, it depends on disease activity and number of joints affected. Only a military lawyer can help with this determination, from what I understand.

Dr. Betty Keller Dr. Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
31 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What dmard is recommended for psoriatic arthritis?

What dmard is recommended for psoriatic arthritis?

Several Possible: Methotrexate and sulfasalazine are effective treatment options. Additional options are biologic dmards, which are tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, examples are embrel, humera and remicade (infliximab).

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Dr. Sutira Scheef Dr. Scheef
Internal Medicine
3 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Can psoriatic arthritis make me lose hair?

Can psoriatic arthritis make me lose hair?

Not likely: To my knowledge this is not a common feature of psoriatic arthritis. Likely due to another contributing factor. Assessment of the patient with hair loss begins getting a description of hair loss, medical/family history. See you physician for an inspection of the scalp, hair, and other body sites.

Dr. Aurea Tomeski Dr. Tomeski
Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Can psoriatic arthritis cause night sweats?

Can psoriatic arthritis cause night sweats?

Night sweats: Night sweats can be due to medications, infection, Inflammatory diseases, menopause, malignancies. Since Psoriatic arthritis is a. Type of arthritic inflammation, you probably can have night sweats especially if the disease is active. A rheumatologist 's opinion might be helpful

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can psoriatic arthritis cause trigger finger?

Can psoriatic arthritis cause trigger finger?

May contribute: Trigger finger is not an arthritis, but it is a nodular swelling of a flexor tendon that can cause the tendon to catch on the pulley system of the finger as it flexes and extends. It's usual cause is inflammatory. So, having an systemic inflammatory condition like a person with psoriatic arthritis has, their can be an increased risk. Thank you for the question.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Laccheo Dr. Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
11 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Could I have a tattoo if I have psoriatic arthritis?

Could I have a tattoo if I have psoriatic arthritis?

Sure: There is no reason you can't have a tattoo

Dr. Adam King Dr. King
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
11 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can psoriatic arthritis cause fatigue during a flair?

Yes: A psoriasis flair can cause many other symptoms (fatigue, malaise, etc.). See your doctor if there are any continued or worsening symptoms.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How much effective is sulfasalazine in psoriatic arthritis?

How much effective is sulfasalazine in psoriatic arthritis?

It is considered...: Sulfasalazine is one of the first-line therapies for psoriatic arthritis at doses of 1-3 grams per day. It is moderately effective in studies, but is usually combined with other drugs!

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are some good homeopathic treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

What are some good homeopathic treatment for psoriatic arthritis?

Full case-taking: For a chronic condition like psoriatic arthritis you need a professional homeopath to thoroughly review your case. There are literally thousands of homeopathic medicines (remedies) that could be helpful to you at a deep level, to catalyze a healing process. Finding the ONE that's effective for you takes your willingness to describe your experience in detail to the practitioner, who will prescribe.

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Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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How exactly does a doctor go about diagnosing psoriatic arthritis?

How exactly does a doctor go about diagnosing psoriatic arthritis?

Mostly clinical: Skin lesions and arthritis are the first step of evaluation ladder. The comes blood test, radiological evaluation.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Can indomethacin stop the progression of disease in psoriatic arthritis?

Unfortunately not: Tnf inhibitors are the main drugs that have demonstrated stopping the progression of psoriatic arthritis.

Dr. Fernando Austin Dr. Austin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Are liver biopsies for people with psoriatic arthritis extremely painful?

Are liver biopsies for people with psoriatic arthritis extremely painful?

Psorisis: Presumably the liver biopsy is being done prior to the use of a medication such as methotrexate. Liver biopsy should not be painful for anyone but can be. A local anesthetic is used to "numb" the area. In some instances the medication may not be completely effective or discomfort may be experienced after the procedure when the effect of the anesthetic has "worn off.".

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

Bad choice.: Steroids taken for long periods always have side effects. Also, they will invariable flare psoriasis upon withdrawal. There are many remitting agents, including sulfasalazine, methotreate, and tnf-alpha inhibitors.

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Dr. Arti Khurana Dr. Khurana
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
13 years in practice
Medical University of the Americas
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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My father has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and has been really nauseous. How can I help?

Call his doc: The nausea may be due to one of his meds. Speak with the doctor who treats these problems.

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Why do people have fatigue with psoriatic arthritis? I am so tired along with the other symptoms.

Why do people have fatigue with psoriatic arthritis? I am so tired along with the other symptoms.

Psoriatic Arthritis: Battling pain and inflammation can leave you feeling exhausted. In addition, some arthritis medications can cause fatigue. The key isn't to stop being active entirely, but to rest before you become too tired. Divide exercise or work activities into short segments. Find time to relax several times throughout the day.

Dr. James Seibold
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Raynaud's Phenomenon (Definition)

Raynaud's disease is a primary vasospastic process that usually involves the fingers or toes and is worsened by cold, stress, vibration. Raynaud's phenomena is assoc. With other collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, etc. It is a vasospastic process that compounds the microvascular occlusive disease present in some ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more